Wednesday, July 23, 2008

5 lbs!!!

Kayley hit the 5 lb mark today. Last night she weighed in at 2205 grams which was up 20 grams from Sunday. And tonight, she weighed 2275 grams which is up 70 grams from last night. According to my calculation, that's just over 5 lbs (1 ounce = 28.34952 grams)!

Nothing else really exciting happened today except that Kayley was supposed to have a bath. Yep, I said supposed to because we decided to postpone it. There was a very small amount of Legionella germ found in a culture from an adult patient at the hospital today. This germ is found naturally around us, usually in water. It poses little risk to healthy adults and children but sick/premature babies and cancer patients can get sick from it. It cannot be passed human to human. It is spread by direct contact usually by breathing in water mist or vapor that contains the germ. The hospital has a water treatment system that is designed to help prevent the germ from growing in the water. However, just as a precaution, the hospital water is off limits for the babies in the NICU until it is tested and comes back normal. Until then, the only water that can be used for babies bathes or rinsing their supplies is bottled water. They now have cases and cases of it here.

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